According to Pat Robertson, an elderly man with Medicare, it’s really best if other elderly men eschew medical science and go to Dr. Jesus, PhD. Indeed, Pat’s medicine cabinet is filled not with glycerin pills, Prep H and Advil…just good, old fashioned holy anointing oil.
Or, so we must assume after he gave this bit of advice to advice to a 76-year-old viewer of The 700 Club. The viewer writes in:
“I’m 76 years old. Several years ago I made a covenant with God. I asked him to be my physician. I said ‘I trust you Lord, for all my physical needs — whether I am sick or healthy, healed or afflicted. I will never cease to praise you, and when my life is ended, I pray you will receive me into your holy kingdom.’
The problem is, every time I am sick my family pressures me to see a doctor. Was I foolish for making such a commitment. I know my loved ones are only concerned for my welfare. How can I make them understand? — JM”
Now, you might have expected old Pat to respond with something biblical. Maybe something about how humans can’t make covenants with God; only God has the power to make covenants. Maybe something about how the Earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof, and how everything on the Earth was given to man to use as he would. Including knowledge and blood pressure medication.
“There’s some people who think that doctors are god and they really aren’t. You’ve asked God to be your physician so stick with it and say ‘Lord, I’m asking you for it.'”
Which isn’t Pat saying people shouldn’t take medicine. Just that they shouldn’t go to a physician to get it. So, taking medicine that’s not prescribed to you is fine; otherwise, just stick with Doctor Jesus.
“You’ve made a commitment to the Lord, stick with it, don’t let your family influence you, do what you feel like doing. Live your life, God bless you.”
No bad can come of that. Sure beats the Hell out of Obamacare.
So, Pat…what’s in YOUR medicine cabinet?
H/T: Right Wing Watch